I have been exploring the 1901 census and have found several previously unknown first cousins of my father. I would dearly like to make contact with any of their descendants. I list these people below and hope that somebody recognises a name. I have researched the family ancestry back with certainty to around 1800 and will be happy to share my information.
My great great grandparents were John LEITCH b. 1838 Tranent ELN and Margaret YOUNG b. 1836 Newbattle MLN
Their children were: John b. 1863 Stow MLN, my great grandfather.
Robert b. 1864 Stow MLN.He is in the 1901 census in KIRKLISTON MLN and is married with a family.His wife is Kathleen or Catherine GREER.Their children are George b 1897, Leith MLN and John b 1900 Ratho MLN
Mary b.1866 Stow MLN.Mary married Charles REILLY and I am already in contact with her descendants.
Janet b. 1861 Lauder BEW.So far, I have failed to find her in the 1901 census.
Arthur b.1868 Melrose ROX. He is in the 1901 census Aberlady ELN, unmarried.
Elizabeth b. 1870 Stow MLN.She married John Weir HAMILTON in 1892 in Dirleton ELN and are in the 1901 census there.Their children are George Russel b. 1893, John Leitch b. 1895, Frederick Detri b. 1897, and James Lyall b. 1899, all in Dirleton.
James b. 1871 Stow MLN.Possibly found 1901 Pencaitland ELN
John LEITCH was killed in 1873 and Margaret then married a George WATT and had two daughters with him.
They are in the 1901 census in Saltoun ELN and they have two grandchildren with them.I have not yet found out who are their parents but they are George Watt LEITCH b.1886 and Margaret Young LEITCH b.1888 both b. Aberlady ELN.